Proactively managing your health is important for your long term health and quality of life. You can realize health benefits and improve your overall health and wellbeing by seeing a family medicine provider once a year for wellness exams and by going to your primary care physician or nurse practitioner as necessary. Having a relationship with one primary care provider throughout your life allows that provider to get to know you well and may better recognize the subtle changes you experience and how they may be related to health conditions.
In the first five weeks of the 2013 football season, the Athletic Trainers for Beaver Local, East Liverpool, Lisbon, Southern Local and Wellsville helped identify approximately 20 concussions among the student athletes. Physicians, athletic trainers and coaches have come together to prevent the more serious consequences of playing too soon after a concussion.
Your primary care provider can perform many basic procedures that will help you avoid the cost of seeing a specialist. An example of some of the procedures RVP providers perform includes tests for throat cultures, stiches for minor wounds, injections to treat pain and inflammation, mole biopsies and wart removal.
Some RVP physicians are Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine or DOs. They manipulate bones and muscles as part of a treatment for specific medical conditions. The concept is part of treating the body as a whole by not just treating an underlying symptom.
Existing patients will be seen to care for your colds, fevers and infections. We provide same day access for sick patients to minimize the impact a minor illness will have on you or your child’s life, so that you can get back to work or school as quickly as possible.
Contact the office at 330-932-0183 or stop by the office to see a provier during the morning hours on Saturday so that you will not have to wait over the weekend to receive a diagnosis and begin treatment. Saturday hours from 8 AM to Noon.
RVP providers provide their patients with access to age and condition appropriate vaccinations. This may include all of the vaccinations your child needs prior to school and as they grow, flu shots for you and family members, tetanus, chickenpox, meningitis, and human papillomavirus (HPV)
Our Providers are available form 8 AM to 8 PM Monday through Friday
Family Medicine physicians and nurse practitioners provide child and adult wellness exams, administer vaccines and provide other health maintenance services. They also provide age-appropriate health education, screening and treatment. Established patients of the Family Medicine office enjoy same-day access to care to assure timely treatment for sudden illnesses.
River Valley Family Medicine provides patients with web access to their medical records. This information is useful for making treatment decisions by medical professionals. The patient portal provides patients instant access to their medical record electronically, even when away from home. This access may be critically important when the patient requires emergency care while on vacation or during a business trip. The patient portal also provides the patient with quick access to medications lists, electronic messaging with your individual provider, ability to request an appointment and the ability to review test results—all without ever making a single phone call. The portal is available on your smart phone for the ultimate in portability.
Visit our patient portal at www.rvpatients.com
Our family medicine physicians and nurse practitioners routinely care for patients with health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and many other chronic conditions. Our goal is to help each patient reach their optimal level of wellness. The providers accomplish this by working as a team with the patient. Together provider and patient will establish goals, monitor health status and discuss treatment options.